Sunday, January 16, 2022
The Andromeda Galaxy loaded into Starry Sky Stacker.

Noise-Free Star Photos – a Starry Sky Stacker Review

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Starry Sky Stacker Starry Sky Stacker, from the developers of Starry Landscape Stacker, is a Mac-only image stacking program that allows you to stack, or combine, images of deep-sky objects...
Milky Way Photography for Beginners - Part One

Milky Way Photography for Beginners – Research, Location Scouting and Apps

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In Part Two, I cover the "In The Field" portion of a Milky Way adventure - from pre-trip items you should look at to prepping the camera before the...
Milky way in light pollution, Expose to the right histogram before and after

How to Capture the Milky Way in Heavy Light Pollution

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How is this possible? When you think of photographing the Milky Way, you usually think of doing it from a dark location away from light pollution. What if I told...

Perfect Focus with a Bahtinov Mask!

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What is a Bahtinov Mask? A Bahtinov mask is a device used to help focus telescopes but can also be used to achieve focus on any camera with a telephoto...
The Sky Watcher AZ-GTI goto mount i9n operation. ©2021 Ralf Rohner

Sky-Watcher AZ-GTI: The Perfect Mount for Mobile Astrophotography?

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The longer I am engaged in shooting astro-landscapes, the longer focal lengths I seem to use. Some 2 years ago, I started shooting "deepscapes," landscape astrophotography with deep-sky objects...
Starry Landscape Stacker Version 1.7

What’s new in Starry Landscape Stacker Version 1.7

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Starry Landscape Stacker is a popular, Mac only, program that allows you to stack landscape images that include a starry night sky to reduce noise and enhance detail. It...
Milky Way Photography for Beginners - Post Processing

Milky Way Photography for Beginners – Post Processing

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Welcome to the final installment of our series devoted to beginning Milky Way photographers. In Part One, we covered research options such as apps that we use. Part Two...
Pentax 85mm lead photo

Pentax D FA★ 85mm f/1.4 Review – For Astro!

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The Holy Grail for Pentaxians? Shipping early July in 2020, to say the Pentax HD D FA* 85mm f/1.4 ED SDM AW was a highly anticipated lens among Pentax users...
How to Remove Coma Aberration From Your Astro Images. Using Photoshop to Correct Coma in Post-Processing

How to Remove Coma Aberration From Your Astro Images

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What is Coma Aberration? Before we start talking about how to remove or even avoid coma in your astrophotography images, lets first talk about coma aberration. It is an...
The Pentax D FA* 50mm f/1.4.

Pentax D FA★ 50mm f/1.4 Review

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Released in 2018, the Pentax 50mm f/1.4 D FA* marked Pentax’s official jump into modern, fast full-frame primes. Made for all applications, including Milky Way Photography, the lens was quickly praised by the community and lens reviewers alike.